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Joe Mclaughlin

Joe Mclaughlin

Clubs played for: Greenock Morton, Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Watford, Falkirk, Hibernian, Clydebank, St Mirren (1977-2000)

Born: 1960

Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland

Position: Defender

Biography: John Neal paid 100,000 to Morton to bring the athletic Scot to London. He immediately formed a defensive partnership with Colin Pates, helping the club to a Second Division Championship. Over the next five seasons in 5W6 he was an automatic selection as a lynchpin at the back. He won a Full Members Cup medal in 1986 and another Division Two Championship in 1989 just months before Charlton paid a club record 650,000 to take him across the capital after Ken Monkou was brought in to partner David Lee. Went into coaching, with Millwall, and Morton but is now based in Glasgow running his own business recruiting young players for US universities. Also scouts for Bolton.

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